Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Review - Boundless (Unearthly, Book 3) by Cynthia Hand (4.5/5 stars)

Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Paranormal
Size: 448 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: January 22, 2013
ISBN: 978-0061996207
Stand Alone or Series: 3rd (and final) book in the Unearthly series
Source: Bought
Rating: 4.5/5 stars

This is the final book in the Unearthly series and it was an excellent close to the series. I enjoyed how everything wrapped up.

Clara, Christian, and Angela are all starting school at Stanford. Clara quickly decides on premed as her major, but is also plagued by a vision that’s been coming with increasing frequency. Christian wants him and Clara to be more, but Clara is having trouble letting go of Tucker. Then Clara’s dad shows up and demands she start training with a glory sword because of events to come. Clara begins to wonder what the Black Wings are going to do next and if she will be able to face it without dying.

I really enjoyed this book, although I think it was my least favorite of the three (I absolutely loved the first two books in this series). Clara is just very wishy washy about the whole Tucker/Christian issue and it started to wear on me a bit. Also poor Christian kind of takes an emotional beating throughout the story.

Clara and Christian are trying to live like normal college students, as well as they can. Of course their angelic natures keep interfering. Angela spends most of the book absolutely obsessed about finding her angelic purpose.

I really enjoyed the lessons between Clara and her father. It was fun to watch her learn how to use Glory for teleportation. It was also a lot of fun to watch her and Christian learn to use and fight with their Glory swords.

There is a lot of discussion throughout the book about divine purpose versus free will and it is some interesting discussion. My only complaint would be I thought that some of the plot points felt a bit contrived and a bit too convenient.

The book is very well written, engaging and readable. There is a lot of humor sprinkled throughout which serves to lighten up the storyline a bit.

Overall I really enjoy this closing book to this series. The characters are likable, the story is engaging, and it is all very well written and readable. This whole series is highly recommended to fans of paranormal young adult books. It is really one of the better paranormal YA series out there.

This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
- 150+ Reading Challenge
- ANGELS: Paranormal Reading Challenge
- Young Adult Reading Challenge

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